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Jerusalem: Swastika in the Holy City

Product ID: 228487
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The German Colony is one of the most beautiful places in Jerusalem - but it hides a dark secret. This walking tour explores the story of the Templer community and the Nazi party in pre-WWII Jerusalem.
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Hebrew, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
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  • Enjoy the green alleys of the German Colony
  • Discover a hidden history
  • Get an in-depth expirience
Full description
This is a deeper look at a dark chapter in the history of Jerusalem. The tour begins at the historic train station and continues in the streets and alleys of the German Colony.

You will see the Templar communal hall and the former school, the classic stone homes of the Templars and the old cemetery. But this is not only about the sites - this is about the story, the human tragedy and the lesson we all can learn.

In the 1930s, the Templar community - German religious group that lived in Jerusalem since the 19th century - came under the influence of the Third Reich. Pictures of Hitler appeared on the walls, the Nazi salute became a common greeting and the swastika rose above the city. The story of that transformation is a model of what happened in Germany itself - and the last place you expect to see that is Jerusalem.

  • Walking tour with guide

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Water
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• The walking tour usually takes 2-3 hours

From US$ 432.12 Per group up to 20